Saturday, January 8, 2011

'Legend' Trifecta

Few people seem to know that Ridley Scott directed Legend, the film he chose to follow Blade Runner up with. It's definitely a favourite of mine, mostly because of Tim Curry's awesome giant red devil (or as he is called, 'Darkness'). Camp and scary all in one must be the man's forte.

It's beautifully dark in places, something that many fantasy films always seem to lack. As for the posters, Nr. 1 wins out for me, just for the pure 80's design of the red banner on the outside. Nr 2 - love the background but the floating ectoplasm in the hand of Darkness seems to have morphed both Mia Sara and Tom Cruise's faces beyond recognition. Nr 3 - too much Tom Cruise, sadly.

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